[clug-talk] Suggestions: Weddin/Event Planning Software
ian.bruseker at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 14:38:29 PDT 2005
On 9/28/05, Tek Budda <TekBudda at shaw.ca> wrote:
> That was actually my first stop...and I did find 3 projects, none of
> which had anything available for download. So essentially..NOTHING!
> I did get one link for DMOZ but I didn't find anythuing that sparked my
> Oh well..search continues.
I went through the same search 4 years ago (look at that, a guy who
remembers how long he's been married), and like you found one
Windows-based program which looked really great, and interestingly a
few Palm programs. I went it on my own.
- I registered a domain for the event and set up an rsvp@ email
address, which we printed on all the invitations. (on topic: I
learned how to set up Postfix on a Linux server to get this done. :-)
- I used a good old calendar program to keep track of important
meetings (and there will be meetings: the florist, the caterer, etc).
- Checklists we just typed up.
- We registered at The Bay, which has a really good online tool for
managing your registry. If you don't like The Bay, at least check
with who you register with to see if they offer such a service.
- For the photo gallery I just found a good PHP-based gallery and set
it up and stuck photos in there. There was no Flickr back then, but
you could use that too.
I would suggest that a lot of this stuff is easy to pull together
(checklists, guest lists, registry item lists) with a little PHP and a
database, but also I thought that back when I first started down the
path to the aisle, and I'll tell you now that you almost certainly
won't have time to be coding a lot from now until the big day. ;-)
The key is to delegate. For example, for tracking who gave us what
gifts, during the gift opening, the maid of honour just sat there and
wrote a list. Delegate, delegate, delegate! :-)
Oh, and congrats.
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